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Update from Milligan on national crisis

MILLIGAN COLLEGE, TN (Sept. 11, 2001) Classes remain in session at Milligan College. Since 85 percent of Milligan’s student body live on campus, administrators feel that it is important to keep students in a regular routine.

The entire campus community gathered at 11 a.m. this morning for convocation. President Don Jeanes gave a brief update about the crisis and Campus Minister Nathan Flora led the campus community in prayer.

The campus will host a prayer vigil tonight at 9 p.m. in Seeger Chapel. It is open to the community. Faculty and staff will be present to talk with students on how we respond as Christians in this situation.

The Milligan College Counseling Center will offer an opportunity for faculty, staff and students to gain information about psychological responses to the attacks of the World Trade Center and the Pentagon on Friday, Sept. 14, at 3 p.m. in the McMahan Student Center Lounge.


Faculty experts available for media interview:

Dr. Bert Allen, Professor of Psychology – an expert in Post-Traumatic Stress Syndrome.

Dr. John Paul Abner, Assistant Professor of Psychology – an expert in child psychology; has private practice for counseling children; can speak on how these events might impact children in the local area

Dr. Bill Greer, Associate Professor of Economics and Business; and Bob Mahan, CPA, Associate Professor of Accounting – experts on economic impact; lead groups of students on NYC economic tour of World Trade Center each year

Dr. Tim Dillon, Associate Professor of History and Humanities – expert on American history

Please call Lee Fierbaugh in the P.R. Office at 461-8719 to arrange interviews with any of these individuals.

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MILLIGAN COLLEGE is a Christian liberal arts college in Northeast Tennessee whose vision is to change lives and shape culture through a commitment to servant leadership. The college offers more than 100 majors, minors, pre-professional degrees and concentrations in a variety of fields, along with graduate and adult degree completion programs.  To learn more about Milligan College, visit www.milligan.edu or call 800-262-8337.

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